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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging, IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0456
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MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will…
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Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging
IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will happen during and after the MRI. Information about children and pregnant people is included. A list of things to tell the technologist about (like if you have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1960, "Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: MRI
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
0456
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Cinacalcet (Sensipar) for secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1465
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Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a condition that can be caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD). It happens when your kidneys cannot filter out waste products the right way. This leads to too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. Cinacalcet (sin-a-KAL-cet) is a medication that lowers the amount of parathyroid hormone in your blood. This will help to balance the amount of calcium and phosphorous in your blood. Sensipar® is the brand name for cinacalcet. This pamphlet explains how to take cinac…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cinacalcet
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Hyperparathyroidism
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a condition that can be caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD). It happens when your kidneys cannot filter out waste products the right way. This leads to too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. Cinacalcet (sin-a-KAL-cet) is a medication that lowers the amount of parathyroid hormone in your blood. This will help to balance the amount of calcium and phosphorous in your blood. Sensipar® is the brand name for cinacalcet. This pamphlet explains how to take cinacalcet, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Sensipar (Cinacalcet) to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
Previous title: Cinacalcet (Sensipar) to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1465
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Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1761
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Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when your vitreous humor (a gel at the back of your eye) starts to shrink and becomes liquid. A healthy vitreous humour is attached to a part of your eye called the retina. When the vitreous humour shrinks, it can detach (come apart) from parts of the retina. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed an…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vitreous Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Vitreous humor
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when your vitreous humor (a gel at the back of your eye) starts to shrink and becomes liquid. A healthy vitreous humour is attached to a part of your eye called the retina. When the vitreous humour shrinks, it can detach (come apart) from parts of the retina. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed and treated. Information about follow-up care is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2162, "Décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre; Illustration by: Dr. Darrell Lewis
Pamphlet Number
1761
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Unit 8.1 : orthopedic medicine - Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Orthopedics
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Orthopedics
Abstract
Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to 8.1 Orthopaedics : Halifax Infirmary site
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 8.1, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Atrial fibrillation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Rhythm Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1230
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Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal (not usual) heart rhythm. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of atrial fibrillation, how it is diagnosed and treated, what you can do to help your condition, and what to do if you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Rhythm Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial fibrillation
Arrhythmia
Heart beat
Abstract
Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal (not usual) heart rhythm. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of atrial fibrillation, how it is diagnosed and treated, what you can do to help your condition, and what to do if you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
Notes
Previous title: Atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Rhythm Service
Pamphlet Number
1230
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Inherited Heart Disease Clinic : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2088
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The Inherited Heart Disease Clinic is for people with a suspected or diagnosed heart problem that may be inherited (passed from parents to their children). The Clinic offers genetic testing (blood tests) and helps people manage their condition. You can be diagnosed with inherited heart disease at any age. You may have a wide range of symptoms, from no symptoms at all to sudden cardiac death (your heart stops working). This pamphlet explains the roles of the Clinic team members, how to get refer…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Heart Diseases - congenital
Subjects (LCSH)
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
The Inherited Heart Disease Clinic is for people with a suspected or diagnosed heart problem that may be inherited (passed from parents to their children). The Clinic offers genetic testing (blood tests) and helps people manage their condition. You can be diagnosed with inherited heart disease at any age. You may have a wide range of symptoms, from no symptoms at all to sudden cardiac death (your heart stops working). This pamphlet explains the roles of the Clinic team members, how to get referred to the Clinic, how to get ready for your appointment, how to register for your appointment, what will happen during and after your appointment, and research. A list of FAQs (frequently asked questions) is included.
Notes
Previous title: Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2088
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Getting enough iron during pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. OBS Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2330
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Iron helps your blood carry oxygen through your body. When your iron levels are too low, you can develop a condition called iron deficiency anemia. This can lead to serious health issues. A person who is pregnant needs more iron to support the growth of their baby. During pregnancy, you need about one third (1/3) more iron. This pamphlet explains how much iron you need each day, how you can make sure you get enough iron, and how you will know if you are getting enough iron. Space is included fo…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. OBS Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Iron, Dietary
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Iron in human nutrition
Pregnancy
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Iron helps your blood carry oxygen through your body. When your iron levels are too low, you can develop a condition called iron deficiency anemia. This can lead to serious health issues. A person who is pregnant needs more iron to support the growth of their baby. During pregnancy, you need about one third (1/3) more iron. This pamphlet explains how much iron you need each day, how you can make sure you get enough iron, and how you will know if you are getting enough iron. Space is included for your health care team to record your hemoglobin and ferritin levels. Instructions on how to take elemental iron are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: OBS Clinic, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2330
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Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2351
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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
CHS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cannabis
Cannabis - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabis
Abstract
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2351
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0057
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A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0057
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How to apply your steroid ointment

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecolposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1607
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You have been prescribed a steroid ointment. This medication helps to lower inflammation (redness, swelling, pain) caused by a skin condition on your vulva. This 1-page sheet explains how to apply (put) your steroid ointment on your vulva. A diagram shows exactly where to apply the ointment. Tips to remember are included. The French version of this pamphlet 2111, "Comment appliquer votre onguent stéroïde", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vulvar Diseases - drug therapy
Steroids - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Steroid drugs
Vulva--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
You have been prescribed a steroid ointment. This medication helps to lower inflammation (redness, swelling, pain) caused by a skin condition on your vulva. This 1-page sheet explains how to apply (put) your steroid ointment on your vulva. A diagram shows exactly where to apply the ointment. Tips to remember are included. The French version of this pamphlet 2111, "Comment appliquer votre onguent stéroïde", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1607
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Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1716
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Une bactérie appelée legionella pneumophilia est fréquemment trouvée dans l’eau. Il est rare que cette bactérie rende malades les personnes en santé. Les règles se rattachant à l’eau ne s’appliquent pas à tou·te·s les patient·e·s. Selon votre état de santé ou votre maladie, un membre du personnel infirmier vous informera si vous devez suivre les règles de prévention et de contrôle des infections liées à l’eau. ; This is a French translation of pamphlet "Water Rules" pamphlet 0057. A type of bac…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([5] p) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
Une bactérie appelée legionella pneumophilia est fréquemment trouvée dans l’eau. Il est rare que cette bactérie rende malades les personnes en santé. Les règles se rattachant à l’eau ne s’appliquent pas à tou·te·s les patient·e·s. Selon votre état de santé ou votre maladie, un membre du personnel infirmier vous informera si vous devez suivre les règles de prévention et de contrôle des infections liées à l’eau.
This is a French translation of pamphlet "Water Rules" pamphlet 0057. A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1716
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Liver Transplant Physiotherapy Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1299
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It is very important to stay active while you wait for your liver transplant. People who are in better physical condition before their surgery are more likely to get better faster and have fewer complications. This pamphlet explains why activity is so important and provides an exercise program which includes strengthening and cardio exercises. The French version of this pamphlet 1839, "Programme de physiothérapie avant une transplantation du foie", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation
Physical Therapy Modalities
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Physical therapy
Specialty
Nephrology
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
It is very important to stay active while you wait for your liver transplant. People who are in better physical condition before their surgery are more likely to get better faster and have fewer complications. This pamphlet explains why activity is so important and provides an exercise program which includes strengthening and cardio exercises. The French version of this pamphlet 1839, "Programme de physiothérapie avant une transplantation du foie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1299
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Programme de physiothérapie avant une transplantation du foie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1839
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Il est très important que les personnes qui attendent une transplantation du foie restent actives. Les personnes qui sont en meilleure condition physique avant leur opération sont plus susceptibles de récupérer plus rapidement et avec moins de complications. Dans la brochure, on explique l’importance de l’activité et on présente un programme qui comprend des exercices de renforcement et des exercices cardiovasculaires. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Liver Transplant Physiotherapy P…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Alternate Title
Liver Transplant Physiotherapy Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation
Physical Therapy Modalities
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Physical therapy
Specialty
Nephrology
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Il est très important que les personnes qui attendent une transplantation du foie restent actives. Les personnes qui sont en meilleure condition physique avant leur opération sont plus susceptibles de récupérer plus rapidement et avec moins de complications. Dans la brochure, on explique l’importance de l’activité et on présente un programme qui comprend des exercices de renforcement et des exercices cardiovasculaires.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Liver Transplant Physiotherapy Program" pamphlet 1299. It is very important to stay active while you wait for your liver transplant. People who are in better physical condition before their surgery are more likely to get better faster and have fewer complications. This pamphlet explains why activity is so important and provides an exercise program which includes strengthening and cardio exercises.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1839
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Gradient compression stockings : Eastern Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Occupational Therapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2055
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Gradient compression stockings help return blood to your heart by compressing (squeezing) your leg muscles. This gently squeezes your veins and helps to push your blood in the right direction. This pamphlet explains why you need a prescription to get gradient compression stockings, when to put on your compression stocking(s) each day, how to take care of your stocking(s), and when to replace them. Other things you can do to help your condition are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Occupational Therapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stockings, Compression
Subjects (LCSH)
Antiembolism stockings
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Gradient compression stockings help return blood to your heart by compressing (squeezing) your leg muscles. This gently squeezes your veins and helps to push your blood in the right direction. This pamphlet explains why you need a prescription to get gradient compression stockings, when to put on your compression stocking(s) each day, how to take care of your stocking(s), and when to replace them. Other things you can do to help your condition are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Gradient compression stockings
Responsibility
Prepared by: Occupational Therapy, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2055
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High sodium foods to limit or avoid

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0550
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Eating too much sodium (salt) can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. If you have heart, kidney, or liver disease, following a low sodium meal plan can help you manage your condition and feel better. This pamphlet explains how to control sodium intake. Foods to limit or avoid are listed. Information about portion size, how to read a nutrition label, and how to plan meals is included. A list of resources is provided. How to locate nutrition counselling in y…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Sodium restricted diet
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Salt-free diet
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Eating too much sodium (salt) can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. If you have heart, kidney, or liver disease, following a low sodium meal plan can help you manage your condition and feel better. This pamphlet explains how to control sodium intake. Foods to limit or avoid are listed. Information about portion size, how to read a nutrition label, and how to plan meals is included. A list of resources is provided. How to locate nutrition counselling in your area is included.
Notes
Previous title: High Sodium Foods to Avoid
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0550
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High blood pressure in pregnancy - South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2285
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High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and sympto…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and symptoms. This pamphlet explains the symptoms to watch for if you have high blood pressure, how to check your blood pressure at home, and symptoms that require medical attention right away. Contact information for the OBS Clinic and OBS Unit, and sheets to keep track of your blood pressure are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: South Shore Regional Hospital, Women and Children’s Health Program
Pamphlet Number
2285
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2294
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Psychosis is a serious medical condition that affects the brain. This pamphlet explains what causes psychosis, signs, treatment, what to expect, and what you can do to help a loved one. A list of common terms is included. Early Psychosis Intervention Services contact information is listed. Additional resources are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Subjects (LCSH)
Schizoaffective disorders
Schizophrenia
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
Psychosis is a serious medical condition that affects the brain. This pamphlet explains what causes psychosis, signs, treatment, what to expect, and what you can do to help a loved one. A list of common terms is included. Early Psychosis Intervention Services contact information is listed. Additional resources are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
Pamphlet Number
2294
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Retinal detachment (RD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2316
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The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina. This is what lets us see. A retinal detachment (RD) is a condition that happens when the retina detaches (pulls away) from the inside wall of the eye. The retina is not able to work as well, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. This pamphlet explains what causes RD, what the symptoms of RD are, who is at risk for RD, and how RD is diagnosed and treated.…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retinal Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal detachment
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina. This is what lets us see. A retinal detachment (RD) is a condition that happens when the retina detaches (pulls away) from the inside wall of the eye. The retina is not able to work as well, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. This pamphlet explains what causes RD, what the symptoms of RD are, who is at risk for RD, and how RD is diagnosed and treated. Information about types of surgery for RD and follow-up after surgery for RD is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2316
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Ulcerative proctitis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. GI Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1422
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Ulcerative proctitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the general name for diseases that cause inflammation (swelling and irritation) in the intestines (“gut”). It includes ulcerative proctitis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. How this condition is diagnosed as well as the symptoms and treatments are reviewed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GI Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colitis, Ulcerative
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Ulcerative colitis
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Abstract
Ulcerative proctitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the general name for diseases that cause inflammation (swelling and irritation) in the intestines (“gut”). It includes ulcerative proctitis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. How this condition is diagnosed as well as the symptoms and treatments are reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1422
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Lichen sclerosus

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35457
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1529
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Lichen sclerosus is a life-long condition that creates patchy white areas of the skin. It may affect any part of the body, but it most often involves the skin of the vulva (opening to the vagina) and around the anus. This pamphlet explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Skin--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Lichen sclerosus is a life-long condition that creates patchy white areas of the skin. It may affect any part of the body, but it most often involves the skin of the vulva (opening to the vagina) and around the anus. This pamphlet explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1529
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